Two French citizens honoured for contributions to Hanoi’s development

Two French citizens honoured for contributions to Hanoi’s development (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

(VNF) - Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, on August 29, awarded the ‘For the development of Hanoi’ title to Michel Drobniak, Economic Counsellor of the French Embassy in Vietnam and Rémi Genevey, former manager of the French Development Agency in Vietnam (AFD).

The two French men were honoured for their positive contributions to the socio-economic development of Hanoi, as well as to the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and France.

Chung highlighted that since Drobiniak took office in Hanoi in July 2013, he has worked hard for the city’s growth, especially in transportation infrastructure. Along with helping various construction projects in the capital gain access to science and technology, he has boosted bilateral ties in other areas such as aviation, health care, energy and trade, Chung added.

Meanwhile, the former Director of the French Development Agency in Vietnam, Genevey was praised for his role in boosting France’s total capital commitment to Vietnam, which has increased to 1.77 billion USD. Particularly, he has made great contribution to the city's environment through a number of practical works, including supporting the installation of an air monitoring station in Hanoi, Chung stressed.

The city leader took the ocassion to express hope that the two French nationals will contribute more to the socio-economic development of the city and the partnership and friendship between Vietnam and France./.

( VNF )

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